Pet Doctors of America is seeking a professional, experienced veterinary nurse to join our team of veterinarians in Jacksonville, Florida. We have a collaborative team of talented veterinarians and veterinary nurses working in our AAHA accredited practice. We pride ourselves on practicing the highest quality medicine while providing excellent customer service.
If you are looking to work in a progressive animal healthcare environment, we look forward to having you join our team.
We have the following tools and equipment at our fingertips:
Double Surgical Suites
Two Wet Treatment Tubs
Two Oxygen Generators
IDEXX diagnostic labs and in house diagnostic equipment
Sopix Digital Dental Radiography
Companion Laser Therapy
GE Portable Ultrasound Machine
Our four exam rooms are equipped with laptop computers and 42" televisions
Isolation room with separate ventilation and a fenced area dedicated for isolation patients
Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform TPR (temperature, pulse and respiration) assessments, treatments, and administer medication as directed by the veterinarian
Prep and assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures
Triage patients and gather brief medical histories
Perform laboratory tests and take radiographs
Operate and maintain hospital equipment, i.e., EKG, fluid pump, syringe pump, scales, syringe pump, anesthetic monitors and machines
Anesthetize animals and monitor anesthesia under the direction and supervision of the veterinarian
Communicate with clients/owners about the status of patients, as directed by the veterinarian
Fill prescriptions/administer medications, including proper documentation, logging, and security of controlled drugs
Maintain cleanliness of exam rooms (after each patient), reception areas, hospital grounds, and treatment areas, as needed
Clean cages, as needed
Communicate patient status with oncoming staff and veterinarians, and update records and financial information, as needed, in the computer
Display confidence and reassurance when dealing with pets experiencing severe stress, illness, and/or pain
Communicate and approach job duties in a mature manner
Foster teamwork approach and work well with all levels of hospital team members
Participate in on-call schedule as assigned
Participate in all staff and technician/assistant mandatory staff meetings
Answer phones and perform other reception duties as needed by the hospital
Proactive role in developing new skills and furthering knowledge base by attending CE.
Demonstrate flexibility to float to other departments in times of need
Support the team in welcoming new employees and assist in the training process when needed
Clinical laboratory procedures
Medication calculations and administration
Vital sign monitoring
About Pet Doctors of America
At PetVet Care Centers, our hospitals are managed locally and supported globally through our connected network. We are a group of over 180 hospitals across the country, comprised of general practices, emergency hospitals and specialty centers.
Medical decisions, hiring plans, and inventory choices are made locally. We support individualized special interests, and encourage doctors to continue learning and advancing their skill sets. We offer a top notch benefits package, including generous CE allowances. We want you to take pride in your workplace, and are committed to reinvestment in equipment and facility maintenance, so your environment allows you to practice high-quality medicine.
We are interested in partnering with amazing practices and exemplary veterinarians and staff, in order to provide complete veterinary care in your community.